Right now, companies in the United States aren’t required to prove the chemicals they use are safe — and this puts our children and families at risk.
It’s been thirty-five years since Congress has taken action to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. That’s thirty-five years of new science and research that’s gone ignored. That’s thirty-five years of parents not knowing what products might cause harm to their children. It’s time for a change.
Sierra Club has partnered with a broad coalition of advocacy groups to collect 100,000 signatures on an open letter to Congress demanding action by passing the Safe Chemicals Act. Add your name today and help them show our power.
Everyday we’re exposed to countless chemicals in our consumer products, in our homes and offices, and in our food. Under current law, action is taken to identify and control toxic chemicals only after they are proven to cause harm. That’s too little, too late.
Scientific studies have shown again and again that the ingestion of toxic chemicals begins in the womb, and can lead to life-altering birth defects and disabilities.1 Knowing what products are safe shouldn’t require parents to have a PhD in chemistry.
The Safe Chemicals Act will protect American families by forcing chemical companies to prove their products are safe. The chemical industry is doing everything they can to stop the Act — last year, they spent over $52 million on lobbying Congress.2
We can’t outspend the chemical industry, but we don’t need to. By signing the petition, you’ll be joining a broad coalition of environmental activists, concerned parents, and medical professionals who all support putting our kids above corporate profits. Together, our voices are more powerful than any Washington lobbyist.